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Old 01-23-2012, 07:21 PM   #11
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Glad you are well! I know the responders appreciate a cup of joe.
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Old 01-23-2012, 08:44 PM   #12
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I am glad that you are ok. A storm like that in a trailer would not be good. At least you have power now that the strom is over. Generators are nice to have.
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Old 01-23-2012, 09:26 PM   #13
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Tornado's are nothing to mess with, good move heading for a secure shelter.

We had a good thunder storm last night with some winds, and temps today were close to 50 degrees, starting to cool down again this evening.

Crazy weather this winter.

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Old 01-23-2012, 11:26 PM   #14
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Glad you guys are fine....we spent part of the night with the sirens going off and the kids hunkered down. We don't have basements here so we camp in the closet.....

Our siren is about 100 yards from my house so there is no missing it!
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Old 01-24-2012, 11:55 AM   #15
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Here is what the shelter looked like with the tree on it. There was a smaller tree that fell across the other end, but both hits were loud and the entire shelter shook enough to knock cell phones off of the benches.

On a positive note, my satellite dish on it's tripod 1/4 mile away never moved. I should have stayed in my 5'er, but I didn't know that at the time.
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Old 01-24-2012, 12:43 PM   #16
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How many can the shelter hold?

Is it specific for campground people?
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Old 01-24-2012, 05:10 PM   #17
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Larry, I am at my home base and it is a community shelter for the town. It is rated for about 100, but there were approx 130 in it when the tornado hit.
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Old 01-24-2012, 05:12 PM   #18
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I saw the damage from some of those tornadoes and it was terrible.
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Old 03-02-2012, 09:05 AM   #19
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I know this thread is over a month old, but I got thinking about weather events today. Edatlantaís story of the close encounter is one many of us may have experienced. It brought to mind a couple events in this area. Two years ago, a large funnel cloud passed directly over our house. It touched down a quarter mile away and was judged to be an F-1 tornado. The hail coming down on us was golf ball size and larger and lasted for a full 10 minutes. It filled my car with dents, and damaged the roof singles to the point they had to be replaced. Where it touched down was a park area, but a few houses adjacent had roof partially torn off and many trees down in the area. Some 30 odd years ago, there was an F-4 tornado pass within a half mile of where the DW was living at the time. Several people perished in that one. There have been many other damaging events in this general area over the years, but those were as close as we want to get to a tornado. I have a great respect for what mother nature can throw at us, but I donít fear it. Best to stay calm and clear headed. Our local tornado season runs from late May to early September. Letís hope for a few less tornados this season.
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How frightening that must have been. Glad all is well for you. I wonder how other JOF members in your region fared with the different storms going through....
Was wondering the same thing about the tornados that hit recently. Adding all to daily prayers for safety. Seems like tornado activity is early this year. Hope it does not mean anything!
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